DKNY RTW Fall 2012

Donna Karan made a strong case for black once again with her fall collection, with the Beat Generation as her key inspiration.



It’s no secret that Donna Karan likes to dress in all black. She considers it a mandatory color in New York, the city that, in some form or another, always informs DKNY. She made a strong case for black once again with her fall collection, which Karan called “Poetic Rebellion,” with the Beat Generation — Ginsberg, Burroughs, Kerouac — as her key inspiration. The lineup of mostly black looks that followed, however, was less suited to a scruffy, smoky literary reading and more about a sleek, upscale city experience, from a belted down parka teamed with a charming peplum skirt to a mock-turtleneck sweater with an embossed leather skirt to the several constructed evening dresses. Outerwear was a strong point, particularly when she added touches of color, including a belted deep red shearling with embossed leather sleeves.

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